Sunday, January 21, 2007

Smiley Screamy Blue-and-Greenie Checkered Jersey from Hincapie

The Ballad of the Cyclopaths’ First (and Only) Official Jersey
Dedicated to Tammy Cronin
(Sung to the tune of “Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka-Dot Bikini”)


She was afraid to log in to her e-mail.
Another Cyclopath note might appear.
She was afraid to log in to her e-mail.
She couldn’t take any more bright ideas.
One, two, three, four—endless options to explore!

We want a smiley, screamy, blue-and-greenie checkered jersey from Hincapie
With a map, landmarks, cyclists, and names,
A breakfast logo and alpacas, comfy fabric, loose elastic,
And different styles that will all look the same.
Two, three, four, not what Tammy signed up for.


She was excited to open the package
The finished jerseys had finally arrived.
She was excited to open the package
Until she looked through the contents inside.
Two, three, four, tell the people what she saw.

A bunch of teenie-weenie, blue-and-greenie checkered jerseys from Hincapie.
With the wrong proofs and not the right cut.
Those teenie-weenie blue-and-greenie checkered jerseys from Hincapie
Had become a major pain in the butt.
Two, three, four, pick poor Tammy off the floor!


She couldn’t wait to deliver the jerseys
And have the fittings and pickups all done.
She couldn’t wait to deliver the jerseys
So she could blog and start giving refunds.
Two, three, four—what do Cyclopaths adore?

We love our smiley, screamy, blue-and-greenie checkered jerseys from Hincapie.
The Cyclopaths will now pedal in style
With Tammy at the head of our pack, now that she has got her life back,
We’ll sure look great as we crank out the miles!

Now the story of the jersey’s
Part of Cyclopathic lore.
We are happy; Tammy’s smiling--
Glad there isn’t anymore!

1 comment:

Tammy said...

Gail, you are a genius with words -- I'm still chuckling... you really nailed it with your song!

I was truly touched to hear everyone sing (in tune!) Smiley Screamy Blue-and Greenie Checkered Jersey from Hincapie... (It had me laughing with tears) and I will now forever think of the jerseys, not as the "Official Cyclopaths jersey", but as the "Smiley Screamy Blue-and-Greenie". THANKS GAIL!! You're the best!